Steph Curry will miss Christmas game against Cavs

When Stephen Curry sprained his ankle at the end of their win over the New Orleans Pelicans, the Golden State Warriors said wait two weeks and we’ll re-evaluate.

That time has passed and the Dubs aren’t ready to clear the former unanimous MVP, and it’ll cost him a Christmas Day game against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The team issued the following statement Tuesday evening: 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who has missed the team’s last five games due to a sprained right ankle suffered on Dec. 4 at New Orleans, was re-evaluated by the team’s medical staff today. The evaluation indicated that the ankle is healing well and that he is making good progress overall, enabling him to progress to modified on-court workouts in the coming days. He will be re-evaluated in one week with the anticipation of having more clarity at that time on a potential return to game action plan.

The Warriors still haven’t lost since Curry’s injury, so there’s clearly no rush to get him back on the floor.

Here is Golden State’s injury report for Wednesday’s game: 

  • Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) is questionable.
  • Shaun Livingston (sore right knee) is questionable.
  • Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness) is questionable.
  • Stephen Curry (sprained right ankle) is out.

jpalmer@sfexaminer.com

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